October 19, 2018

Councilwoman Sousa Thanks Residents for Holiday Cheer

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Ward 2 Councilwoman, Anna Sousa organized several donations last month in which community residents benefited at Christmas time. Sousa released a statement thanking those who helped:

"The Holidays are a time to reflect on the year which has past and look to the year ahead. It’s a time to share with family and friends. It’s a time of giving and of receiving. Unfortunately, there are some in our community who are struggling. They have had a hard year, they may not have family or friends who can assist them and they are not able to give or receive.

That is why I was so moved to be able to host two giving trees at City Hall. Through the gracious donations of local businesses, city employees and residents we were able to secure gifts for five families totaling twelve children and five moms and the men’s home, Colonial Manor, totaling fifteen adults.

Gifts included, toys, games, clothing, toiletries, diapers, books, numerous gift certificates, hats, scarves, and mittens. It was so heartwarming to be able to see these items delivered to those who otherwise would not have received any gifts this year.

Top donations and gift certificate winners go to Fire Station 3’s, Firefighter Joseph Crowshaw and Ken Foley of Pondview. Additional community businesses whose participation made this possible were JC Penny, Jordan’s Liquor, Lucky’s Tavern, Savers, Pond View Foley Corporation and Tony Vieira Tires.

I would like to thank everyone who participated in making this Holiday a truly special one for those in need and in keeping our community one in which caring for each other is our top priority. Everyone we were able to help all had a happier Christmas thanks to generous hearts!

The true spirit of Christmas is measured not by the things we give or receive but by the selfless acts of kindness which we give to others throughout the year. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."

Thank you for sharing the blessings of your good fortune with those less fortunate and it is with the utmost gratitude that I wish you and your family and friends a wonderful and joyous New Year." - Councilwoman Anna Sousa, Ward Two.

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